ersing224 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
I grew up flying TWA b/c dad worked at TWA headquarters in NYC. TWA was great...when American took over, I was hoping to have that same feeling once again. Not a chance. I have flown AA FIRST often and it is an average product but recently flying coach, I asked for a window and was seated against a wall in an aging 757. It was tight and uncomfortable. Passengers entered at row 9 in front of passengers already seated and trying to settle in. They couldn't move with the enterage entering. Has anyone experienced the unenjoyalbe AA flight recently. I know...you get what you pay for but, then let everyone know that AA is now a Low Cost Carrier! TWA come back!
OP3000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1787 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
Times have changed, and their seat pitch is about the same in Y as the other majors nowadays. In the early 2000s AA had "More Room in Coach", which meant more space than the others. But as finances got cramped they cut the program, realizing that passengers didn't find it substantive enough to impact fares or market share.
I must say though that the 757s have the most beat up cabin in their fleet, probably even more than the MDs.
In TW's final days, the product they offered was pretty marginal at best. I flew them from SEA to TPA via STL in F right before they were taken over by AA. I asked the FA, who was seated in the jump seat, for a coke at some point and was told "We don't have any." as she read her newpaper. The aircraft was, on the outside, quite spiffy in the new livery but the inside looked as if it had not been cleaned in months.
AA is not perfect by any measure, but TW was in many ways even worse.
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dtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1602 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3678 times:
Quoting OP3000 (Reply 1): I must say though that the 757s have the most beat up cabin in their fleet, probably even more than the MDs.
Currently AA is making every effort to update the older 737's to match the interior of the new 737's so that the entire fleet will be identical. The older 737's have 12 less seats than the new ones. I believe that after that process is complete, you will see updates to the 757 fleet
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter): Has anyone experienced the unenjoyalbe AA flight recently. I know...you get what you pay for but, then let everyone know that AA is now a Low Cost Carrier!
I love AA...they are like any other major carrier in the USA, and they have their share of problems, but I personally have experienced a lot fewer of them on AA than on DL/US/NW/UA. Their 757s are junk though...I avoid them like the plague. There is nothing at all good about them. I have taken a longer routing simply to get an MD-80 over a 757.